Vyrt, a princess of some sort. I bet it will be saved by one of your heroes. I still haven't got round to getting close to doing fabric folds yet. I'm still on hard bodies.
Btw, thanks for comments on my pieces, everyone.
Vyrt, that link you posted has interesting collection of photos. But I think they are just pulling the photos together from flickr and are not copyright free. Nevertheless, a fun way to see an assortment of photos in related themes. Thanks.
Rainy, which pen did you use? Stabilos and wash? Good feathers.
Continuing posting my practices on my vacation.
These are all still on the Academie Heavyweight Sketchbook by Mead. They don't sell it at Walmart anymore, replaced by Pacon sketchbook. Even though it's as cheap as Mead at Walmart, the paper is smoother and thinner. I needed something thicker to absorb wetmedia and with a bit more texture to take colored pencils so I didn't buy it. In the past, Pacon sold in Target has a very nice rectangular weave perfect for colored pencils and it looks almost like canvas. Too bad they discontinued that.
Luckily, I still have 6 more of these Mead sketchbooks, until I find a good replacement at around $4 for 70 sheets (140 pages) 8.5 x 11 inch 80 lbs.
Borrowed a dragon book and tested out my pencils. I got some Mitsubishi made in Japan pencils that's not the Hi-Uni line. It works well. Very smooth and dark enough too. Better than Ebony pencil.
Koh I Noor Woodless pencils at the bottom page. Such a convenient tool without the wood encasing.
More anatomy book practices.
This one I was testing what is the most efficient to paint/draw pirates.
The watercolor pencil is so laborious. It takes so much steps. First, the color, then the wash and then put some Daniel Smith watercolor on this waterproof outline. Then I had to go back and redo more details with the watercolor pencil. Groan.
The Faber Castell Big Brush is okay. For pigmented sketches, it's sufficient. If you want a smooth blending of color, it's not the type to use. For that, you need Copic markers. These lines are waterproof so I can't wash it and had to use watercolor again.
My favorite is a Japanese no name watercolor brush pen with a felt tip. It's fast and watersoluable.
Koh I Noor woodless graphite 4B
My husband bought a dragon fruit that was imported from Thailand. The flesh looks like kiwi fruit but it's white with black specks and rather bland. But the shape is fantastic.
This piece, I used Inktense pencils and wash and Koh I Noor Progresso Woodless colored pencils. Some Daniel Smith gold. I wanted to kick myself for not having bought a true pink watercolor nor a true violet. I had to rely on Inktense pencils for those colors. All through the trip, I keep needing those two colors and was so frustrated!
Pentel Calligraphy Pocket brush pen with fibre, pencil for shading and when it wasn't the right effect, I went for watercolor. The more I use watercolor, the more I appreciate it. The smoothness and transparency of it is prettier than shading done with graphite.
Koh I Noor woodless graphite.
Ears lying down. The life drawing book by Anthony Ryder is superb.
Cretacolor 5.6 mm sanguine oil based lead on the top. An Elmer's Paintastic brush pen for the bottom.
Added some black on the female with same lead. The hand is Koh I Noor Progresso Woodless colored pencils.
Faber Castell Big Brush plus Koh I Noor Progresso Colored pencils.
I've decided this big brush really is good for gestural studies and sketches only.
I'll post more after dinner.